April 23, 2016

Pint of Science, oral microbiome dynamics, rheumatoid arthritis, mineral turnover in the rhizosphere, and the subzero microbiome.


Pint of Science San Francisco Bay Area (also in other cities all over the world): 23-25 May 2016, combining beer and science

Pregnancy and birth

Microbiome and Fetus: A Relationship for Life – Janet Teodori – Journal of Prenatal & Perinatal Psychology & Health

The Tree(s) of Life: The Human Placenta and My Journey to Learn More about It – Carolyn B. Coyne – PLOS Pathogens

Human oral microbiome

Ultra-deep and quantitative saliva proteome reveals dynamics of the oral microbiome – Niklas Grassl – Genome Biology

Human vaginal microbiome

Effects of low dose estrogen therapy on the vaginal microbiomes of women with atrophic vaginitis – Jian Shen – Scientific Reports

Human gut microbiome

Plasmid metagenomics reveals multiple antibiotic resistance gene classes among the gut microbiomes of hospitalised patients – Tossawan Jitwasinkul – Journal of Global Antimicrobial Resistance

Bifidobacteria Abundance-Featured Gut Microbiota Compositional Change in Patients with Behcet’s Disease – Jun Shimizu – PLOS ONE

An expansion of rare lineage intestinal microbes characterizes rheumatoid arthritis – Jun Chen – Genome Medicine

Microbial Culturomics to Map Halophilic Bacterium in Human Gut: Genome Sequence and Description of Oceanobacillus jeddahense sp. Nov. – Khelaifia Saber – OMICS

Review: Bugging inflammation: role of the gut microbiota – Sj Shen – Clinical & Translational Immunology

Review: Modulating Composition and Metabolic Activity of the Gut Microbiota in IBD Patients – Mario Matijašić – MDPI Int J Mol Sci

Animal models

Effect of Dietary Carboxymethyllysine on glucose and insulin sensitivity, cecal fatty acids and the plasma metabolome in mice fed the Total Western Diet – Robert Edwin Ward – The FASEB Journal

Animal microbiome

The Microbiome of Animals: Implications for Conservation Biology – Simon Bahrndorff – International Journal of Genomics

Review: Herbivore dung as food for dung beetles: elementary coprology for entomologists – Peter Holter – Ecological Entomology

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Plant–Microbiota Interactions as a Driver of the Mineral Turnover in the Rhizosphere – R. Alegria Terrazas – Advances in Applied Microbiology

Dynamics of endophytic bacteria in plant in vitro culture: quantification of three bacterial strains in Prunus avium in different plant organs and in vitro culture phases – Mona Quambusch – Plant Cell, Tissue and Organ Culture (PCTOC)

Evaluating the lingering effect of livestock grazing on functional potentials of microbial communities in Tibetan grassland soils – Mengmeng Wang – Plant and Soil

Nitrogen fertilization affects bacteria utilizing plant-derived carbon in the rhizosphere of beech seedlings – Silvia Gschwendtner – Plant and Soil

Temporal dynamic of parasite-mediated linkages between the forest canopy and soil processes and the microbial community – Ana Mellado – New Phytologist

Rhizosphere priming effect on soil organic carbon decomposition under plant species differing in soil acidification and root exudation – Xiaojuan Wang – New Phytologist

Water and extremophile microbiome

Viral metabolic reprogramming in marine ecosystems – Bonnie L Hurwitz – Current Opinion in Microbiology

Review: The subzero microbiome: Microbial activity in frozen and thawing soils – Mrinalini P. Nikrad – FEMS Microbiology Ecology

Gene expression profiling of microbial activities and interactions in sediments under haloclines of E. Mediterranean deep hypersaline anoxic basins – Virginia P Edgcomb – The ISME Journal

Waste and pollution microbiology

Effect of thermal pretreatment on the biogas production and microbial communities balance during anaerobic digestion of urban and industrial waste activated sludge – Hajer Ennouri – Bioresource Technology

The Arsenite Oxidation Potential of Native Microbial Communities from Arsenic-Rich Freshwaters – Stefano Fazi – Microbial Ecology

Microbial communities from different subsystems in biological heap leaching system play different roles in iron and sulfur metabolisms – Yunhua Xiao – Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

Community Structure in Methanogenic Enrichments Provides Insight into Syntrophic Interactions in Hydrocarbon-Impacted Environments – S. Jane Fowler – Frontiers in Microbiology

Food microbiology

The Potential of the Incorporation of Essential Oils and Their Individual Constituents to Improve Microbial Safety in Juices: A Review – Evandro Leite de Souza – Comprehensive Reviews in Food Science and Food Safety

Bioinformatics and metagenomics

The Metagenomic Pizza: a simple recipe to introduce bioinformatics to the layman – Marie-Claude Blatter – EMBnet

MOCAT2: a metagenomic assembly, annotation and profiling framework – Jens Roat Kultima – Bioinformatics

Temporal microbiome road-maps guided by perturbations – Beatriz García-Jiménez – bioRxiv

Fundamental Limits of Pooled-DNA Sequencing – A. Najafi – ArXiv

A perspective on 16S rRNA operational taxonomic unit clustering using sequence similarity – Nam-Phuong Nguyen – NPJ Biofilms

Microbial Ecology

Influence of dormancy on microbial competition under intermittent substrate supply: insights from model simulations – Konstantin Stolpovsky – FEMS Microbiology Ecology

Viruses and phages

Giant viruses at the core of microscopic wars with global impacts – Adrien Villai – Current Opinion in Virology

Environmental surveillance of viruses by tangential flow filtration and metagenomic reconstruction – V Furtak – Eurosurveillance


Review: Microbial metabolism of dietary components to bioactive metabolites: opportunities for new therapeutic interventions – Linda S. Zhang – Genome Medicine

Microbes in the news

Your office is a veritable petri dish of bacteria – Sarah Kaplan – The Washington Post

We’re home to trillions of cells that aren’t ours and they’re keeping us alive – Katherine Ellen Foley – Quartz

These oral bacteria are linked to an increased chance of getting pancreatic cancer – Laurie McGinley – The Washington Post


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